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Thanks, Christian

for another heartwarming post. I'm happy you're here at the Daily Paul. I know of a private high school where there are no locks on the lockers. It takes faith in your peers to operate that way. But people do rise to expectations. (I believe it's one reason our education system is so poor: expectations are low. I believe it's also one reason for poor health: Americans are bombarded with tv commercials, also doctors, warning them what they can expect to go wrong.) While it shouldn't matter, I imagine it's more likely to have faith in one's peers - an expectation of honesty and respect among all - when there is a genuine sense of community, which starts by members of a community actually knowing each other. Although, perhaps it's a matter of which comes first, the chicken or the egg, whether it's that a sense of community elicits trust or that trust creates a sense of community.

When we try to pick out anything by itself, we find it hitched to everything else in the Universe.
~ John Muir